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Mythology of Place - Homage to James K Baxter - © 1993-94 - Lloyd Godman - Lawrence Jones - Mythology of Place - Book now available

Photographs of James K Baxter's Central Otago Hinterland World

Lower Matukituki Valley

Homage to Baxter - Resonance XVII - Lower Matukituki Valley - 1994

Two selenium toned silver gelatine prints - Lloyd Godman - image is mapped click on image detail to enlarge - Full size image


Resonance XVII

During February as Lawrence us drove up the Matukituki valley this bent pole caught my eye an we stopped to take a photograph. However, it wasn't until I returned in winter when there was more snow and rising mist in the valley that I was able to get this image. Exactly how the pole became bent is unknown, but perhaps Baxter's "tigers" attacked it in the darkness of the night.

Map of Brighton indicating where the image Resonance XVII was taken from

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James K Baxter - Poem references

The Mountains   1942   CP 8

But here they stand in massed solidity
to seize upon the day and night horizon....

The mountains crouch like tigers.
They are but stone yet the seeking eyes grow blind